EPL Wrap: Chris Wood missing as Burnley fall to Liverpool, Leicester City thump Huddersfield, Stoke fall to Newcastle

Ragnar Klavan headed in the decisive goal deep into injury-time.
Ragnar Klavan headed in the decisive goal deep into injury-time. Photo credit: Getty Images

All Whites striker Chris Wood was again sidelined as Burnley conceded a stoppage-time goal in a 2-1 home defeat to Liverpool on Tuesday morning (NZ time).

Wood has not played since suffering a leg injury before Christmas against Tottenham and he was heavily missed in the loss to Liverpool at Turf Moor.

After a scoreless first half, Liverpool midfielder Sadio Mane broke the deadlock for the visitors in the 61st minute when he found the back of the net with a fine strike.

Jóhann Guðmundsson looked to have grabbed a point for Burnley when he replied in the 88th minute, but Ragnar Klavan headed in the decisive goal deep into injury-time.

Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp was relieved his side dug deep to secure the three points. 

"A fantastic finish to the game. This is one of the toughest places to play all season," he said.

"I like rotation, I love the quality of my squad and I am really pleased. It was not fantastic football but it was a fantastic attitude.

"Today it wasn't possible to play brilliantly but it was an open game, we had a massive setback with the equaliser but we changed it again - we haven't done that too often this year."

The victory moved the fourth-placed Reds level with Manchester United on 44 points, while Burnley stays seventh.

Riyad Mahrez scored one and set up another for the former champions.
Riyad Mahrez scored one and set up another for the former champions. Photo credit: Getty Images

Leicester City thump Huddersfield

Three second-half goals have seen Leicester City back in the winner's circle after beating Huddersfield Town 3-0 at King Power Stadium.

Riyad Mahrez scored one and set up another for the former champions, who recorded a first Premier League win in five matches.            

They remain in eighth spot, while Huddersfield are now winless in four matches but stay in 11th place.

Stoke City boss Mark Hughes.
Stoke City boss Mark Hughes. Photo credit: Getty Images

Stoke fall to Newcastle

Mark Hughes' job as Stoke manager was looking increasingly fragile after the team's loss at home to Newcastle.

Hughes rested many of his frontline players in the 5-0 loss at Chelsea on Saturday, in an attempt to keep them fresh for the game against Newcastle. It backfired with Stoke losing 1-0.          

Callum Wilson on the attack for Bournemouth.
Callum Wilson on the attack for Bournemouth. Photo credit: Getty Images

Bournemouth draw against Brighton

Bournemouth have come from behind twice to draw2-2 in a thrilling south coast derby against draw against Brighton.

Anthony Knockaert opened the scoring for Brighton, but Steve Cook equalised against the club where he began his career with a clever back-flick header from a corner on 33 minutes.

Brighton then took the lead again early in the second half, but 11 minutes before fulltime, Callum Wilson found the back of the net for the Cherries to tie the game up for the second time.

The result left both teams hovering above the relegation zone.

Man United beat rivals Everton

Jesse Lingard put the gloss on Manchester United's first win in five matches as Jose Mourinho's men beat Everton 2-0 at Goodison Park.

A dismal festive program had all but ruled United out of the title race and the improving hosts must have fancied their chances of heaping more woe upon their rivals. 

But after a turgid first period, Anthony Martial broke the deadlock in the 57th minute when he curled home the opener.

And in-form Lingard completed an ultimately comfortable evening for United when he lashed home his seventh goal in nine games nine minutes from time.

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